West Seattle Election Day 2012: Busy at the ballot van

November 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 10 Comments

At 2 pm, a bit past midway through the last day of business for the King County Elections ballot-dropoff van in West Seattle – the part-time semi-replacement for the fixed ballot-dropoff box we used to have in Delridge – we stopped by for one more progress report. They estimated they had already received about 800 ballots by then – and we saw another half-dozen or so go by in the minute or two it took us to take the photo. One more time: You have to either get your ballot to a dropbox or dropoff van by 8 pm, or get it to the Post Office before they stop postmarking for the day (as in, before they close). That’s the only way to be sure it’ll count.

P.S. As usual, there will be one run of King County results, to be announced shortly after 8 pm. We’ll have local/state results when those come in.


  1. Any reason why they removed the drop box from Delridge?

    Comment by Beej — 3:45 pm November 6, 2012 #

  2. i am really late on this, but i never got a ballot and just realized….are they ANY in person polls to vote???

    Comment by ca — 3:58 pm November 6, 2012 #

  3. http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx

    click on the ‘lost or damaged ballot’ link and see if that helps
    or you can call:
    206-296-VOTE (8683)

    Comment by sam-c — 4:22 pm November 6, 2012 #

  4. You can generate a ballot online here:


    After voting, you print out all the sheets and the voter signature page. You follow the directions in the top sheet to sign it properly. It is NOT an online voting system, you still need to print and drop off or mail your ballot before the deadline.

    Hope this helps!

    Comment by Rumbles — 4:30 pm November 6, 2012 #

  5. looks like he works for Home Depot with the orange apron

    Comment by clark5080 — 4:38 pm November 6, 2012 #

  6. @ca, If you are registerd Washington voter and your ballot just didn’t get to you, you should be able to complete your ballot online and print out the ballot package.

    Go to King County Elections (www.kingcounty.gov/elections) select the Lost or Damaged link (under How to Vote) It will take you to: https://kingcounty.everyonecounts.com/page/2073/3705 That is where you can access a ballot. Be patient, it may take a minute to refresh because their servers have been very busy today.
    Get it to the post office by 6pm OR the really cool and free drop-off van at the stadium, 35th and Avalon before 8pm. Good Luck! Go VOTE!!

    Comment by JeriO — 5:04 pm November 6, 2012 #

  7. I dropped my ballot off at the van on Sunday, but ballot tracker hasn’t registered it yet. Bummer. Next time, I guess I’ll do it earlier.

    Comment by dcn — 5:31 pm November 6, 2012 #

  8. And to the person who didn’t get their ballot, you can use ballot tracker to see if they mailed you one. Google King County Ballot Tracker, and you will find the site.

    Comment by dcn — 5:32 pm November 6, 2012 #

  9. We just published an update from the county. If there is an issue with your ballot (challenged signature, etc.) you have until Nov. 26th to resolve it.

    Comment by WSB — 5:44 pm November 6, 2012 #

  10. I dropped my ballot off there early Monday and ballot tracker still isn’t showing it a received. I’m a little concerned…..

    Comment by Dan — 9:34 pm November 6, 2012 #

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